Somewhere, sometime, you’ve probably heard someone in the lifestyle talking about the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).The manual is used by mental health practitioners to determine whether or not someone has a mental illness, and, not surprisingly, there is a great deal of controversy surrounding the inclusion of diagnostic criteria for disorders such as masochism and fetishism, as well as diagnoses for gender-related disorders. This workshop will introduce participants to how the DSM is written (and by whom), and will explore real-life issues related to the inclusion of these controversial diagnoses. A brief introduction to basic research principles will be included to help participants become more prepared to provide their voice to the growing body of scholarly research.
- — susan b. (@blackeyed_susie)Sat, Mar 16 2013 16:17:48
- — Mako Allen (@makoallen)Sat, Mar 16 2013 16:18:12Homosexuality’s removal as a disorder from the DSM is what started the needed, well deserved takedown of the anti-gay movement. #cconDSM
- — susan b. (@blackeyed_susie)Sat, Mar 16 2013 16:22:34
- — Mako Allen (@makoallen)Sat, Mar 16 2013 16:23:40When homosexuality was removed as a disorder, the anti-gay folks went kinda bonkers. Gender revisions are gonna do that too. #cconDSM
- — Alva Rose (@alvarosewrites)Sat, Mar 16 2013 16:24:55